£200,000 over­time bill

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Stir­ling Coun­cil’s waste ser­vice is now £700,000 in the red, in­clud­ing at least £210,000 in over­time pay­ments to bin­men.

Al­most £500,000 is said to have been spent on broader staffing costs.

The coun­cil’s fi­nance and econ­omy com­mit­tee heard the ser­vice was pro­ject­ing a £700,000 deficit for this fi­nan­cial year, made up partly of ex­tra em­ployee costs of £472,000.

It also in­cludes ad­di­tional ve­hi­cle hire costs of £75,000 as a one-off from mov­ing to the new col­lec­tion ser­vice.

Other pres­sures were said to be loss of pa­per re­cy­cling in­come of £64,000 be­cause of a de­cline in the mar­ket, along with higher than ex­pected dis­posal costs from con­tract rates and resid­ual site waste clear­ance costs.

This week the coun­cil con­firmed the £700,000 over­spend, which is an in­crease of £206,000 since June, when it was re­ported as £494,000 in the red.

A spokesper­son said: “The coun­cil’s waste ser­vice de­liv­ery has im­proved this year and our high bin

Eye­sore Stir­ling Coun­cil says its ser­vice has im­proved

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